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Bristol could become the first city to ban diesel cars.
The move would see privately owned diesels barred from the city centre between 7am and 3pm to tackle air pollution.
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Commercial diesel vehicles such as buses and delivery trucks will be charged to enter the exclusion zone, according to plans drawn up by the city’s Labour-run council. If approved, the ban will come into effect from March 2021.
As well as banning diesels, the city would introduce a vehicle scrappage scheme to help motorists replace their diesel cars with petrol or hybrid and electric ones. Bristol mayor Marvin Rees said the proposed ‘clean air zone’ would help the city meet its emissions targets and ‘protect vulnerable residents’ from pollution.
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Motoring groups warned of ‘unintended consequences’.
The council’s cabinet is being asked to approve the proposals at a meeting on November 5.
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If the plan is passed, the council will develop the scheme with the Department for...
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